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Episode 29 Featuring Music from RED DESERT

Featured Artist #29

Episode 29 3/8/2015

This episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Minneapolis’ own Red Desert, the return of Huffing the Ass of Fame, and we’ll pick our top 10 Metallica songs.

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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
1* The boys of Super Duper Alice Cooper win two CSAs!! Best feature doc and best doc editing. Sam Dunn, we salute you!

2* Caveat’s ‘​Kobayashi Maru’ was released this last week on digital via Tridroid Records: https://tridroiddigital.bandcamp.com/

3* According to Lars Ulrich, METALLICA Have Close To 20 Songs Written For Their New album: http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/metallica-have-close-to-20-songs-written-for-their-new-album

4* Digital Music News tells you with 7 reasons why no one is coming to your shows, and here they are:
1) You suck
2) You Play Out Too Damn Often
3) It’s Not An Event
4) You Aren’t Selling Advance Tickets
5) You Think The Venue Will Promote
6) You Rely Solely On Facebook
7) You Aren’t Going Out Into The World

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/01/23/7-reasons-empty-shows

5* John Corabi formerly of Motley Crue and Mick Mars from Motley Crue may be teaming up after Motley “retires:” http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-motley-crue-singer-john-corabi-in-discussions-with-mick-mars-about-writing-new-music-playing-shows/

6* Flotsam and Jetsam are preparing to record a new album! Micheal Spencer, the bass player, is quoted as saying: “There’s a great, old-school thrash vibe going on with the direction of the songs and what originally influenced the band, mixed with a little of what we like about today’s sound, in metal.” http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/flotsam-and-jetsam-prepares-to-record-new-album-hit-the-road/

7* Sepultura announce 30th Anniversary tour of North America with Germany’s DESTRUCTION as tour support! http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sepultura-to-celebrate-30th-anniversary-with-north-american-tour-destruction-to-support/

8* Former Megadeth members Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick launch new band ‘Act of Defiance’ and offer sound clip for anyone interested:
http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/former-megadeth-members-officially-launch-new-band-act-of-defiance

9* David Coverdale’s WHITESNAKE to do a Deep Purple tribute album featuring music from the time he was a member of the band from 1973-1976: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/whitesnakes-david-coverdale-pays-tribute-to-his-time-with-deep-purple-on-the-purple-album/

10* Prong set to release a covers album called “Songs from the Black Hole”, features songs from such artists as
DISCHARGE
BUTTHOLE SURFERS
BLACK FLAG
HÜSKER DÜ
NEIL YOUNG and more
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/prong-songs-from-the-black-hole-teaser/

11* Stone Sour set to release covers alum “Meanwhile in Burbank and it will feature the following songs:
01. We Die Young (ALICE IN CHAINS)
02. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST)
03. Love Gun (KISS)
04. Creeping Death (METALLICA)
05. Children Of The Grave (BLACK SABBATH)

I’ve heard their cover of “The Dark” from Metal Church that they did for the soundtrack for the film ‘Fear Clinic’ and I have to admit, while it’s awesome that they covered it, I didn’t care for Corey’s vocals on it. Hopefully the new covers will be better.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/stone-sour-to-release-meanwhile-in-burbank-ep-of-covers-in-april/

12* Anthrax, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage and Mushroomhead to appear on a special ‘Game of Thrones’ tribute album: http://winteriscoming.net/2015/03/06/hbo-announces-release-date-for-catch-the-throne-the-mixtape-vol-ii/

13* Former Overkill drummer Sid Falk’s new band ‘Infectus 13’ releases first original song ‘Enemy at the Gate:’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-overkill-drummer-sid-falcks-infectus-13-releases-first-original-song-enemy-at-the-gate/

14* Anthrax release another audio teaser, this time with some vocals, and it’s making the wait for the new album difficult for us fans.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/05/anthrax-just-keep-making-wait-new-album-harder-harder/

15* Mortificator loses drummer, seeks replacement: http://www.mortificator.com

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Metallica
Album: Kill Em All
Song: Phantom Lord

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1.No Life Til Leather Cassette To Be Re-Released On Record Store Day

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallicas-no-life-til-leather-cassette-to-be-re-released-on-record-store-day/

2. Dimebags Grave Allegedly Vandalized By Up-and-coming Metal Band
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dimebags-grave-allegedly-vandalized-by-up-and-coming-metal-band/

Hellfrost appeal for calm as they’re confused with Nuclear Hellfrost, connected to desecrating Dimebag Darryl’s grave:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-08/dimebag-vandal-death-threats-go-to-wrong-band

3. Danzig’s “Legacy” TV Special To Finally See The Light Of Day
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/danzigs-legacy-tv-special-to-finally-see-light-of-day/

4. Gorgoroth Signs With Soulseller Records; “Instinctus Bestialis” Due In June.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gorgoroth-signs-with-soulseller-records-instinctus-bestialis-due-in-june/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Red Desert
Album: Damned by Fate
Song: Slow Kill
Notes: Red Desert hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Damned by Fate was released August 3rd, 2012 and was recorded and engineered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Richfield MN. You can check Red Desert out at http://www.reddesertmpls.com/.

If you’re in a band and you’d like to be considered to be played on the Disciples of the Watch podcast, please email us at music@dotwpod.com
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5. Zerobudget Records is proud to welcome Cantharone to our ranks! www.zerobudgetrecords.com

6. Red Desert sign with ‘Ripple Music.’ http://www.reddesertmpls.com/

7. ‘Into the Hyena Pit’ blog highlighting Midwest Metal bands:

http://intothehyenapit.blogspot.com/2015/03/corn-fed-and-free-range-look-at-midwest.html

8. Green Death from Des Moines IA launch kickstarter for new album on vinyl. http://greendeathband.com/news

9. Motley Crews food truck explodes in Lakeville. MN. http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27667694/lakeville-food-truck-owner-loses-business-home-an

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If you have any news you’d like to share regarding your band please email us at news@dotwpod.com

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huffing

HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME EPISODE #7!

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http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-02-12/your-favourite-metallica-songs-revealed

1. Master Of Puppets (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
2. One (taken from …And Justice For All, 1988)
3. Disposable Heroes (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
4. Blackened (taken from …And Justice For All, 1988)
5. Orion (Instrumental) (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
6. Creeping Death (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
8. For Whom The Bell Tolls (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)
9. The Four Horsemen (taken from Kill ‘Em All, 1983)
10. Fade To Black (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)

Gene’s top 10:
1. Master of Puppets (Master of Puppets – 1)
2. Battery (Master of Puppets – x)
3. Damage, Inc. (Master of Puppets – x)
4. Blackened (…And Justice for All – 4)
5. …And Justice for All (…And Justice for All – x)
6. The Thing that Should Not Be (Master of Puppets – x)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Master of Puppets – 7)
8. One (…And Justice for All – 2)
9. Creeping Death (Ride the Lightning – 6)
10. Fight Fire With Fire (Ride the Lightning – x)

Nate’s Top 10: (In order of album release)
1. Four Horsemen (Kill Em All)
2. Phantom Lord (Kill Em All)
3. Seek And Destroy (Kill Em All)
4. Ride The Lightening (Ride The Lightening)
5. Fade To Black (Ride The Lightening)
6. Escape (Ride The Lightening)
7. Master Of Puppets (Master Of Puppets)
8. Orion (Master Of Puppets)
9. Blackened (And Justice For All)
10. To Live Is To Die (And Justice For All)
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Neurosis
Album: Through Silver in Blood
Song: Locust Star
Notes:

Neurosis is a post-metal band, based out of Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music. Terrorizer Magazine described Neurosis as “arguably the most influential band of the past two decades.” Through Silver in Blood is the band’s 5th studio album. Enjoy!

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Episode 24 Featuring music from CORAXO

FEATUREDARTIST24

Episode 24 12/28/2014

Gene’s homework: Pantera songs with backing tracks?

Yes, Metal Magic had them, Projects in the Jungle had them, I am the Night had them, Power Metal had them, Cowboys from Hell had them (Psycho Holiday doesn’t though, Message in Blood has no backing guitar but dual-guitar leadwork), Vulgar Display of Power has them on Mouth for War, at the end of A New Level’s lead, Fucking Hostile, This Love, By Demons be Driven has some, Hallow does as well. (6 of 11)

Far Beyond Driven has them in tracks 1,6, and a bunch songs have no lead section. Great Southern Trendkill has them, Reinventing the Steel has at least 3 (Death Rattle, It Makes Them Disappear does in the very beginning of the lead but it’s VERY short, and I’ll Cast a Shadow does) as well as some songs with no leads.

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Christ Inversion
Album: Self Titled (2008)
Song: Lucifer Rise

This is a reconfigured release of the first demo Obey The Will Of Hell (1994).

Wayne Fabra – vocals (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Necrophagia).
Anton Crowley – Guitars, Backing Vocals (AKA Phil Anselmo)
Jay Gracianette – Bass (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Haate, Valkyrie)
Big Ross – Keyboards (Down)
Gary Hebert – Drums (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, New Religion, Valkyrie)

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Christ_Inversion/2818

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NEWS
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1. Bob Daisley Was Devastated By Judge’s Decision To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Ozzy Osbourne.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/bob-daisley-was-devastated-by-judges-decision-to-dismiss-lawsuit-against-ozzy-osbourne/

2. Former Megadeth Members Drover and Broderick Have Six Songs Demoed With Ex-Scar The Martyr Singer.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-megadeth-members-drover-and-broderick-have-six-songs-demoed-with-ex-scar-the-martyr-singer/

3. Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band Pantera.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/arizona-pastor-blasts-satanic-metal-band-pantera/

4. Mustaine’s Hint On Megadeth Lineup.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-24/mustaine-s-hint-on-megadeth-lineup

Quick News Bites:
5. Found out why American Head Charge will not be performing at first Ave: “…we love First Ave. it’s just that we are doing a full headliner set Turf Club on Sat. 12/27 for our Holiday Hangover show. Hope to see y’all there!”

6. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/accept-parts-ways-with-guitarist-herman-frank/

7. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/carmine-appice-explains-why-he-is-a-better-fit-for-led-zeppelin-than-jason-bonham-is/
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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Coraxo
Album: Starlit Flame II
Song: The Bastion

http://coraxo-official.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coraxoband

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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME: Life on the road with the Reverend Poky Bunge: EPISODE #4

Be sure to check out Reverend Poky Bunge on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or visit http://www.reverendpokybunge.com for all of your musical delights.

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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPICS:
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Kreator: Flying The Flag Of Hate
Kreator vs. The Big Four
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-27/kreator-flying-the-flag-of-hate

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Nate and Gene homework: Listened to and we discuss St. Anger/Metallica

Gene’s notes:
(Remember to deduct 1 point on all ratings. It’s the ‘Metallica’ factor…

Frantic – not the worst Metallica song. Not even close to the best. Every time he sings “Frantic-tic-tic-toc” tries to sound ‘frantic’ – I chuckle. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5.

St. Anger – Nice thrashy part in there. Then it dies when the first verse comes in. That horrible snare sounds very much distracts me on this one. Keys work, but feels very un-Metallica to me as they’re SO present in the chorus. Song is way too long for what it is – almost like they thought that they needed to write something outside of the “radio length” that they’d done with the previous 2 albums. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5

Some Kind of Monster – Sort of a passive lead going on here. Long intro on this one almost made me fast forward to the next song. 8.5 minute song? Not looking forward to this one. Lyrically stunted – not up to 80’s Metallica standards at all when James killed at turning a phrase. Ugh – chorus fell flat, no payoff for this lame-ass song so far and I’m not even half of the way through it. Dear god – why hasn’t someone fixed that snare by now?! These guys are millionaires – they can afford a new snare if it can’t be replaced. Finally – the bridge! Oh, weak. End of the song starting to get interesting – oh wait, more lyrics and another chorus to destroy it even more. What’s this? A TERRIBLE ENDING!! UGH! No lead!! Some kind of horrible song. 0 stars out of 5

Dirty Window – That god-damned snare is killing yet another song. So far, this one is better than Some Kind of Monster, but still lame-ass. Zero interest in this one lyrically. Lame laughing portion dropped more points. Whiny ‘Iiiiiiii’ ‘Iiiiiii’ singing part – lose even more point. No lead. Fail. 1 out of 5
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Thank god – Spotify played a commercial. I needed a break from that snare and these horrible lyrics. Oh dammit – another long song on a horrible album so far. Not looking forward to this one. Worst homework project ever…
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Invisible Kid – This intro shows the most promise, but that god-damned snare ruins it again. This song sounds better than the last two though so far. Oh great, the lyrics are right there with the snare – they ruin the song. Dear god – he’s still singing. Stop and get to a lead!! Nope – no lead, only more lyrics. Ugh. Trying to make it through – WHAT! I’m only half of the way through this 8.5-minute song!! Singing is getting worse! Inconceivable! No lead. 1 out of 5

My World – Another promising intro, but I’ve been fooled before. Oh – there’s the chorus. I vomit. Lyrically lame-ass AGAIN! I could easily fix this song with better lyrics and an unbroken snare. No lead, but a bass ‘featured’ riff. The lyrics at the end just cost them another .25 point. 2 out of 5.

Shoot Me Again – So far, this song isn’t as horrible as the last 4 or so. Oh wait – “shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet” ruins it. Ok, this song is one of the better ones on the album, but that damned “bridge” section or whatever you’d call it (“shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet”) needs to go. A lead may have helped it out, too. 2.75 out of 5

Sweet Amber – Ahh, there we go. Back to the suck. Has some interesting ideas in it, but the lyrics just lose it for me, and that damn snare debacle. Oh – the ending is getting interesting. No, wait – another chorus to kill it. Ugh. Rookies… No lead again. 1.75 out of 5.

The Unnamed Feeling – What?! Another weak-sounding song? Must still be listening to St. Anger. Will it ever end? No, it doesn’t. Lyrically lame again, bad singing on this one AGAIN! Well color me shocked. No lead. 1 out of 5

Purify – Ok, I’m digging this intro again, but waiting to be disappointed. Yep – there it is. There are a couple of good riffs that could be used in a better song. Maybe I’ll steal them and write something better than this dreck. No lead. 1.75 out of 5

All Within my Hands – I can’t believe how much Lars is in love with snare sound on this. Yuck. Featured in it’s own little section to start off this song. Sounds a little more experimental to start, but then falls short again once the lyrics start. Oh great, and it’s 8.75 minutes. Will Metallica finish strong here? I’m doubting it. So far, at almost 1/2 of the way through, I’m losing hope. There’s a few riffs here and there that are cool, but too few and far between. The bad parts overpower any little nuggets of good. “Kill Kill Kill Killl Kill Kill Killl Kiiillll!” LAAAAMEEE! This just became the 2nd worst song on the album. .5 out of 5
OVERALL:
Hetfield trying hard to sound “angry” and “Metal” at times. Almost seems like he’s trying too hard. Some singing was so bad I almost felt bad for James.
HORRIBLE snare sound. Guitar sounds are a bit weak.
Lyrically it’s stunted. Not up to Metallica’s standards from ‘…And Justice For All’ and previous releases.

Overall, I can understand Metallica wanting to venture into other avenues of music, like Pop Metal and Nu Metal. Lots of bands experiment with the “current flavor” of the times. (Kiss with Disco, etc.)

According to setlist.fm, here are the breakdowns of how many times these songs have been played live:
Frantic has been played 180 times, the most from this album
St. Anger has been played 172 times, the 2nd most from this album.
Dirty Window has been played 31 times live.
The Unnamed Feeling has been played 17 times live.
Some Kind of Monster has been played 3 times live.
All Within my Hands has been played 2 times live.
Sweet Amber has been played 1 time live.
Invisible Kid, Shoot Me Again, My World and Purify have been played 0 times live.
Total live plays from this album: 406 with 11 songs. St. Anger was released in 2003

To give you an idea on how bad these songs are, this album had tour support and everything. Here’s the breakdown from Death Magnetic released in 2008 – 5 years later:
1. “That Was Just Your Life” played 170 times
2. “The End of the Line”  played 149 times
3. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” played 156 times
4. “The Day That Never Comes” played 155 times
5. “All Nightmare Long” played 102 times
6. “Cyanide” played 175 times
7. “The Unforgiven III” played 7 times
8. “The Judas Kiss” played 30 times
9. “Suicide & Redemption” (Instrumental) played 2 times
10. “My Apocalypse” played 37 times
Total live plays from this album: 983 with 10 songs. 577 more plays overall.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Pantera
Album: The Great Southern Trendkill
Song: 13 Steps to Nowhere

Episode 23 Featuring Music from TOMORROW BRINGS NEW BLOOD

Episode 23 12/13/2014

Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Tomorrow Brings New Blood

 

This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from St. Paul, Minnesota’s TOMORROW BRINGS NEW BLOOD!

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Podcast discussion:
Eddie Trunk’s interviews of Scott Ian and David Coverdale

Metal Injection’s Metallica’s Worst to Best’ List:
http://www.metalinjection.net/lists/ranked/metallicas-studio-albums-from-worst-to-best

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Pantera
Album: Reinventing The Steel
Song: It Makes Them Disappear
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News:

1. Onslaught’s Nige Rockett Says He Knew It Wasn’t Working With Neil Turbin 30 Seconds Into First Song
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/onslaughts-nige-rockett-says-he-knew-it-wasnt-working-with-neil-turbin-30-seconds-into-first-song/
2.  Max Cavalera On Potential For Sepultura Reunion: I Don’t See It Happening”
http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-sepultura-reunion-i-dont-see-it-happening/
3. Jake E. Lee: Why I Gave Up Songwriting Credit For Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark At The Moon.”
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/jake-e-lee-why-i-gave-up-songwriting-credit-for-ozzy-osbournes-bark-at-the-moon/
4. Massacre Disbands Following Split With Bassist Terry Butler and Vocalist Ed Webb
http://www.heavymetaltribune.com/2014/12/massacre-disbands-following-split-with-bassist-terry-butler-and-vocalist-ed-webb/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_%28metal_band%29

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Album:  Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Song: Super Heavy Metal
Notes:  TBNB hails from St. Paul, Minnesota – a great bunch of guys.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tomorrow-Brings-New-Blood/135263669895139

http://www.reverbnation.com/tomorrowbringsnewblood

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5. We Are Legion writing new music: Twitter.com/wearelegionmn

6. Exes for Eyes want $1 from you… and you…. and you…. and you…

http://youtu.be/Z11ZnLzB6wo

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/unsigned-metal-band-selling-new-record-for-1-in-hopes-of-going-platinum

7. Mothership for being selected as the ‘Best Metal Act’
http://mothershiphaslanded.com/

8. AMERICAN HEADCHARGE touring with COAL CHAMBER

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If you have any news you’d like to share, or any music you’d like considered to be played on the show, please email us at dotwpod@gmail.com.

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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC:

We also discuss Loudwire’s selection of the top 10 Metallica covers:
http://loudwire.com/metallica-10-best-cover-songs/
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Death
Album: Symbolic
Song: Crystal Mountain

*BONUS SONG 1*
Artist: Control Denied
Album: The Fragile Art of Existence
Song: Expect the Unexpected

*BONUS SONG 2*
Artist: Damageplan
Album: New Found Power
Song: Moment of Truth